Music AOS1 Set work 2

Classical Music

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Classical Music Key Features


Crescendos and Diminuendos used

Piano and Clarinet invented

Less Ornamentation

Strings are most important section

Clear, simple structures and phrasing

Homophonic textures

Diatonic= no chromatisism

Concerto= for soloist and orchestra

Symphonies have 4 movements        

Sonatas are for 1 (or 2) instrument(s)

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1st Movement from Symphony No. 40 in G Minor- Moza

Mozart was Austrian.             Written in 1788.         To be played in a large room.

In G minor.                   Diatonic harmony.        4/4 throughout.      Dynamic changes mostly sudden.

In sonata form: Exposition, Development, Recapitulation

No timpani. Only brass is 2 French Horns in different keys- maximises range. (Clarinets added in our version)

Mainly homophonic.      Some examples of imitation + counterpoint.        Many 8ve doublings.

Molto Allegro.             4 or 8 bar phrases.             No introduction.  

Exposition: Modulates to Bb major, piano (dynamic) at start, pedal notes from cello, circle of 5ths progression in 2nd subject.   Bridge + Codetta

Development: More chromatic, starts in F sharp minor, 

Recap: Passes through Eb, Fm, D. Polyphonic, violins have sequence in canon

Coda: Repeated G minor cadences

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